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Upcoming Events and Programs

Thursday, June 24th, 6:30 p.m. – Boston City Council At-Large Candidate ForumBoston Ward 5 and Ward 4 Democrats are hosting a virtual at-large city council candidate’s forum, hosted by Meghan IronsTo register and attend, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-at-large-candidate-forum-moderated-by-meghan-irons-tickets-151590911497

Saturday, June 26th, Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, Textiles & Electronics Drop-Off 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Have you been waiting to get rid of items in your home? The City of Boston offers residents opportunities to get rid of hazardous waste and other materials for free.To read instructions, restrictions & limits, and directions to the Department of Public Works Drop-off site, visit: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/household-hazardous-waste-paper-shredding-textiles-and-electronics-drop-0

June 29th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Parks and Open Space Mayoral Forum, hosted by Boston Park Advocates (register at parkforum.net

June 29th, 6:00 p.m. WS-Fenway Twins (Fenway Development Project) Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/fenway-project#:~:text=The%20Proposed%20Project%2C%20as%20described,3%20acres%20of%20public%20realm.

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Dear Members and Friends:

Please see the following listing of Fenway events this week- please note a special Fenway mayoral forum and free Juneteenth event!

1. Monday, June 14th, 6-8 p.m. Landmark Center Public MeetingJoin a meeting to discuss the Notice of Project Change for Landmark Center.This project proposes replacement of existing structures with approximately 550,000 s.f. for office/life sciences and a 50,000 s.f. supermarket (Star Market)To learn more and to submit your comments, due by June 18th, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/landmark-center or write to Aisling Kerr at Aisling.Kerr@boston.gov To register for the meeting, visit: www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_qsgCNdSlSBOmsFe7FKSYhQ Toll free call in number: 833.568.8864  Meeting ID: 161 604 3586

2.  Wednesday, June 16th 10:00 a.m. – Free Summer Fitness at Symphony Park All are welcome for chair yoga at Symphony Park, located at 39 Edgerly Road. Join us for gentle yoga, sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission. Fair weather only. For a full list of classes across the city, visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/boston-parks-fitness-series

3.  Wednesday, June 16th, 6 p.m. NIC/Neighborhood Improvement Committee Meeting
Join residents and the Berklee community to discuss Berklee and neighborhood updates, hear from elected representatives, and receive reports on the 55 bus and updates on traffic, safety, and public realm issues. Bring your questions and ideas! To  join, visit: https://berklee.zoom.us/j/98645647642pwd=QXJmQmlGMUxTQ3dJYm5WZlI1dzFMZz09Meeting ID: 986 4564 7642 Passcode: 119768

4. Thursday, June 17th, 6:30 p.m. Fenway Mayoral ForumWe hope you will join neighbors in attending a special mayoral forum for the Fenway neighborhood and learn what candidates have to say about your community! To register and learn more, visit: https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenwaymayoralforum

5. Saturday, June 19th, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Juneteenth at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Join MFA for a day of activities and programs to celebrate Juneteenth and honor the contributions of Black artists, scholars, and creative voices to the City of Boston. Free tickets for admission and special events will be available starting June 15th. To learn more and see the schedule of events, visit: 


AND – Save the date for these upcoming events:

6. Tuesday, June 22nd 6:00 p.m. Downtown Neighborhoods Mayoral Forum A consortium of local civic associations are sponsoring a Mayoral Forum focused on community and neighborhood issues and moderated by Montez Haywood. To register and attend, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-neighborhoods-mayoral-candidates-forum-tickets-154712083005

7. Tuesday, June 22nd 6:00-8:00 p.m. WS-Fenway-Twins (Fenway Development Project) Kick-Off meetingJoin the BPDA for the kick off meeting for this large scale development proposal, consisting of 13 parcels of land and over 5 acres. To read the project notification form, submit comments, view meeting schedules, and more, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/fenway-project or write to Aisling Kerr at Aisling.Kerr@boston.gov.We encourage all members to read the filing and to participate in public discussion.

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June announcements and events

Dear Members and Friends:

Happy June!
While we haven’t scheduled a picnic yet, we hope you will take time to visit the Kelleher Rose Garden this June. Take time to smell the roses and take part in upcoming civic and community events. Please see the following upcoming announcements:

1. Hear from mayoral candidates three ways and attend an at-large city council forum:
Fenway mayoral forum, June 17th 6:30-8:30 p.m. A consortium of Fenway organizations is sponsoring a mayoral candidate debate on June 17th. To register, submit a question, or to learn more, visit: https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenwaymayoralforum/

Downtown Neighborhoods mayoral forum, June 22nd 6:00-7:30 p.m.Moderated by Montez Haywood, President of the West End Civic Association and former candidate for Boston City Council, this mayoral forum on Tuesday, June 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m. is sponsored by a number of civic groups and neighborhood associations. To register, visit Downtown Neighborhoods Mayoral Candidates Forum Tickets, Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite
City Council At-Large Forum, June 24th, 6:30 p.m.
Wards 4 and 5 Democratic Committees host an at-large city council forum, moderated by Meghan Irons. To register or learn more, visit: https://tinyurl.com/Bos2021AtLarge 

Parks and Open Space mayoral forum, June 29th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Boston Park Advocates will host a forum on Tuesday, June 29th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. moderated by WBZ anchor Anaridis Rodriguez. To register or submit a question, visit the Parks and Open Space Mayoral Campaign form here

2. Jump into Summer Fitness with Boston Parks, June 6 – October 2
        Join your neighbors for free virtual and in-person classes as part of the city’s Summer Fitness Series. Chair yoga begins at Symphony Community Park starting
        June 9th, and will be held each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., fair weather only.  To review the full schedule, visit: 
        https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/boston-parks-fitness-series or see the attached schedule.

 3. Upcoming development meetings:

Tuesday, June 8th, 6:00 p.m. Landmark Center Redevelopment Project CAC meeting
This project filed a Notice of Project Change, reviewed in the third phase of the Landmark Center Redevelopment. To register, visit:www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ySdhpcSuQBqjE6QMLkNxPg

Monday, June 14th, 6:00 p.m. Landmark Center Redevelopment Project public meeting
To register, visit: www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_qsgCNdSlSBOmsFe7FKSYhQ

Comments will be received up until June 18, 2021.
To learn more or to submit your comments online, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/landmark-center

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 24th, 6 p.m. (virtual event) Northeastern University Institutional Master Plan Task Force Meeting 6:00-8:00 p.m.

A virtual meeting will be held to review Northeastern University’s proposed dormitory and academic building at 840 Columbus Avenue. 
To read the filings, find out more about how to attend, or submit your comments online, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/840-columbus-avenue or write to Gerald Autler at gerald.autler@boston.gov

Tuesday, May 25th, 6 p.m. (virtual event) 109 Brookline Avenue public meeting

A virtual meeting will be held to discuss development at 109 Brookline Avenue; with plans for 250,000 s.f. for office, laboratory, research and development use. 
To read the filings, find out more about how to attend, or to submit your comments online, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/109-brookline-avenue or write to Edward Carmody at edward.carmody@boston.gov

Fenway Cares food distribution, East and West Fenway, 3:30-4:30 p.m. or while supplies last

Need food? Know someone who does? Fenway Cares will be distributing  free food at its West Fenway site, Fenway Community Center (1282 Boylston Street/corner of Jersey and Boylston St) and East Fenway site, Symphony Park, (39 Edgerly Road)To learn  more OR to volunteer (volunteers welcome and needed!) visit https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenwaycares/

COVID restrictions lifting, May 29th

Please see the following summary from Senator William Brownsberger regarding the changes following May 29th:https://willbrownsberger.com/emergency-ending/
More information from the City of Boston available at: https://www.boston.gov/health-and-human-services/covid-19-reopening-city-boston

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Upcoming events!

1. Tree mulching event with NIC, Friday March 14th, 12:00 p.m. (Massachusetts Avenue, East Fenway)

Interested in supporting the urban canopy in your neighborhood? Berklee College of Music and the Neighborhood Improvement Committee will be mulching street trees on Massachusetts Avenue between Boylston Street and Westland Avenue starting at noon on Friday, March 14th.To sign up to help, write to fenwaynic@gmail.com!

2. Flower Share with Northeastern University, Saturday, March 15th (times and locations below)
FCA members who signed up to receive flowers at our annual flower share were sent a message with locations and pick up times as follows: East Fenway: Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen Street from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. West Fenway: Exterior of Fenway Victory Gardens, junction of Boylston Street and Park Drive from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.A map with locations and times here. Thank you to Northeastern University for continuing this annual tradition! If you had problems signing up, signed up but did not receive a confirmation, or cannot pick up your flowers, please write to us at fenwaycivic@aol.com

3. Upcoming development meetings:

  • 109 Brookline Avenue
    • May 17th Community Advisory Committee meeting, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    • May 25th Public meeting, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Virtual meetings will be held to discuss development at 109 Brookline Avenue; with plans for 250,000 s.f. for office, laboratory, research and development use. To read the filings, find out more about how to attend, or to submit your comments online, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/109-brookline-avenue or write to Edward Carmody at edward.carmody@boston.gov

  • Northeastern University
    • May 24th Institutional Master Plan Task Force Meeting 6:00-8:00 p.m.

A virtual meeting will be held to review Northeastern University’s proposed dormitory and academic building at 840 Columbus Avenue. To read the filings, find out more about how to attend, or submit your comments online, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/840-columbus-avenue or write to Gerald Autler at gerald.autler@boston.gov

4. Fenway Health COVID vaccines
Fenway Health is now vaccinating residents aged 18+ at both their 1340 Boylston Street and South End locations. To learn more, visit: https://fenwayhealth.org/care/medical/covid-19-vaccines/

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DCR Metered Parking Updates

Dear Members and Friends:

Thanks to hard work by our representatives, an amendment prohibiting the Department of Conservation and Recreation from installing parking meters along public ways without the prior approval of a municipality was adopted in the House budget and passed early morning, April 29th, 2021. The next step will be ensuring this language is included throughout the remainder of the legislative process.

The amendment is attached and a letter to petition signatories from representatives below. Thanks to all members who attended meetings, wrote to DCR and signed petitions. If you would like to thank our state representatives for their work, please contact:
Representative Jon Santiago: jon.santiago@mahouse.gov

Representative Jay Livingstone:  jay.livingstone@mahouse.gov

Representative Chynah Tyler: chynah.tyler@mahouse.gov

Senator Will Brownsberger:  william.brownsberger@masenate.gov

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Dear Members and Friends,

Please see the following announcements and events:

1. Vaccine registration updates:Registration is now open for COVID-19 vaccinations for people ages 16+ who live, work, or study in Massachusetts. For more information, visit: https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine

2. Boston Mayoral Forum, Tuesday, April 20th 6:30 p.m.:

The Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees have organized a Mayoral Forum Tuesday evening, moderated by Callie Crossley.

This zoom forum is open to the public; to attend, register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-mayoral-candidate-forum-moderated-by-callie-crossley-tickets-146638705315

3. Boston University Fenway Campus Task Force meeting, Wednesday, April 21st, 6:00 p.m.

A public meeting will be held to discuss the proposed Fenway Campus Institutional Master Plan for Boston University (formerly Wheelock College). This meeting will be hosted online, using Zoom. You must register using this link, then you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. Register in advance for this webinar:

Toll-free call-in number: 833.568.8864
Meeting ID: 161 734 9858

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Street Sweeping Season Resumes

City Streets: For information, see https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-works/street-sweeping-city or enter your street name here: https://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/sweeping/

DCR Parkways: For information, see https://www.mass.gov/guides/dcr-street-sweeping

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Need food? Know someone who does?Fenway Cares volunteers will be at Fenway Community Center at the corner of Jersey and Boylston Street and Symphony Community Park, as well as delivering food to those who sign up at bit.ly/FenwayCaresFood

For more information, visit https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenwaycares/


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Save Our Parking Spaces Petition

Dear Members and Friends,
Please see the following petition advanced by Representative Jon Santiago together with Senator William Brownsberger, Rep. Jay Livingstone, Rep. Chynah Tyler, and Councilor Kenzie Bok, in partnership with FCA to oppose the installation of metered parking along our historic parkways. We hope you will take a minute to sign this form for our representatives to present to the DCR. Thank you!

Save Our Parking Spaces
The Department of Conservation and Recreation released a plan to replace “Resident Permit Parking’ spaces with DCR metered parking. According to DCR’s presentation, there are currently 232 parking spaces in the Fenway designated to be converted to metered parking. See plan here

Our neighborhood will be severely impacted as a result. Many of our elderly and disabled residents who rely on easy access to their cars will be disproportionately harmed. Additionally, the recent cut of the #55 bus has further isolated the Fenway neighborhood, forcing many more residents to rely on their cars in order to perform daily tasks.
The Fenway is one of the densest neighborhoods in the City and is one of the fastest growing. With parking already difficult to find or expensive to obtain, we must preserve the existing infrastructure that currently serves our residents. As the Fenway continues to grow and prosper, we must make sure that our elderly and disabled residents are not left behind.
Your elected officials, State Senator Will Brosnwberger, State Representatives Jon Santiago, Jay Livingstone, Chynah Tyler, and City Councilor Kenzie Bok are partnering with the Fenway Civic Association and other neighborhood leaders to mobilize public opposition to this plan. We ask that you join us to protect the resident parking spaces in the Fenway and prevent DCR from installing meters. 

Please sign this petition promptly and share it with your neighbors.

You can submit comments to the DCR directly at this email address: Jennifer.Norwood@mass.gov
You can also submit feedback to DCR by filling out this form: https://www.mass.gov/forms/dcr-public-comments

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